Lisa Dietrich – Set it Off Tonight
It’s a sin that Urban AC stations aren’t all over this record. “Set It Off Tonight” is a genuinely phenomenal blend of funky production and jazzy vocals that oozes retro. The song’s Michael Jackson-Quincy Jones inspired instrumentation and orchestration are a perfect backdrop for a dance-skate party, fashion runway, television or film usage, or anyone looking for a funky yet chic vibe. Dietrich, who is definitely in complete DIY mode, enlisted some of the finest session musicians around for this sonic party: Wayne Linsey, Verdine White, Paul Jackson Jr., Marcus Machado, Phillip Lassiter, and others.
Kenyon Dixon – Closer (The Album)
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kenyon Dixon is back with his newest project, Closer. Alternatively called The No Skip Album, Closer finds Kenyon living up to his “R&B Kenny” moniker with a collection of slick, earth-toned ruminations about love and life. Kenyon’s trademark cool is on full display on songs like “ISLY,” “Marvin Gaye” and his current single, “Get High, Get By.” Songs like “Here,” “Closer” and “Always 203” feel like a night drive down a smooth patch of road – giving Kenyon the room to wrestle with pride, desire, and commitment. The album is punctuated by features from D Smoke, Tiffany Gouche, Gwen Bunn, and Susan Carol. Listeners can experience the album on Kenyon’s “No Skips Tour,” tickets and tour dates are available on noskipstour.com